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How Could Heavy Rain Impact Your Septic System?
Understanding how excessive rainwater threatens your septic tank starts with understanding your septic system in general. Your septic system involves three basic units (the inlet pipe, the tank and the drain field) that each perform important tasks in processing the waste from your home. After waste is dismissed from your home and enters your septic tank through the inlet pipe, the solid waste settles at the bottom of the tank and the lighter solids float to the top. On a normal day, the effluent or liquid material flows from the tank to the drain field where it is delivered into the soil for further biodegradation.
Know These 5 Facts About Kitchen Drain Clogs
Drain clogs are more than a source of frustration and inconvenience. A clogged drain can also be a warning sign of a more serious plumbing problem. In addition, it can put your home at risk for flooding and water damage if not taken care of properly. It is important to know how to prevent drain clogs as well as how to safely get rid of them when they occur.
Is Your Dishwasher Broken or Clogged?
Some of the most important appliances in your home rely on efficient plumbing. In the kitchen, the dishwasher is one of those highly-prized appliances. When a dishwasher shows signs of dysfunction, a clog is a likely culprit. This can involve a clog in the sewer line, in the kitchen sink water supply line, the drain system or the dishwasher itself. Determining the culprit to your clogged and malfunctioning dishwasher is important, not just for your own convenience but to avoid the need for costly repairs if a major plumbing problem goes unfixed.
Could You Benefit from a Septic Riser?
We’ve all heard the saying “out of sight, out of mind.” While this can be a positive approach to many things in life, it does not prove beneficial in terms of your septic system. Your septic tank is built underground, and it should stay that way. However, older septic systems were designed to stay completely hidden, with no septic riser installed to provide insight and access into your septic tank operation.
Are Tree Roots Attacking Your Plumbing?
Tree roots and plumbing lines can both safely co-exist underground. However, tree roots tend to grow, and when their relationship gets too close to your pipes, it can wreak serious havoc on your home plumbing. While you may not actually see that your tree roots are choking your pipes underground, you will certainly notice the impact above ground.
FAQ About Septic Tank Maintenance
If your home is on a septic system, it is okay to have questions or need clarification on how to maintain your tank. In fact, septic tank maintenance is critical to the successful and efficient operation of your plumbing. The most important component of your entire septic system is the septic tank. The septic tank is a large container buried near your home that collects sewage or wastewater and decomposes it through bacterial activity before draining.
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